”The eternal Jew”
Biography of Ahasverus Ahasverus
Ahasverus, shoemaker of Jerusalem, the «eternal Jew» who was condemned to restlesss wandering around the world without being allowed to die – to Judgment Day - as punishment for having shown Jesus away from his door. He's sort of a medieval Ancient Mariner or Flying Dutchman.
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